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Ted Stevens-Age 65 Champion-Hero to Zero

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As an Alaskan, I would like to raise my glass to Senator Ted Stevens and thank him for his many years of public service. During Teds tenure he was able to make Alaska the #1 state for receiving pork barreling. "Thank you Ted Stevens"!
 

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The only thing Terrible Ted deserves is a cellmate named Bubba in a federal PMITA prison.
 

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Someone should give him soap-on-a-rope for his upcoming prison term. A more corrupt politician I have not seen in a long time. He's now a poster boy for the Obama campaign.

Thanks for scr@wing the industry with Age 65 you old dork!
 

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Oh sweet irony if he's convicted and gets sent to a federal lock up in West Virginia. A prison built with the Pork brought in by the only Senator who was once in the KKK and out porked Stevens.
 

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Dream on. This is America. Politicians of Stevens stature don't go to jail. At best, he'll get a fine and a slap on the wrist.

I suppose the scariest part is that since he'll be tried by jury (yes?), it will be his fellow Americans who give him a pass.
 

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Dream on. This is America. Politicians of Stevens stature don't go to jail. At best, he'll get a fine and a slap on the wrist.

I suppose the scariest part is that since he'll be tried by jury (yes?), it will be his fellow Americans who give him a pass.

Tell that to Duke Cunningham.
 

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He'll learn a whole new meaning for "a series of tubes."

:laugh:
 

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This is the guy that lead age 65 into being the law of the land.

Well...the good part is if you live in Alaska, you can vote against him in November...if you don't live in Alaska, then maybe you can send his opponent a campaign contribution.

But ( and this is the best part) where you can really get back at the ones who made Age 65 happen....you can vote against your congressman in November...and your Senators ( who voted "unanimous consent" on age 65).

And to make it really sting...write them a letter explaining why you will not be supporting them in November...then follow it up with a phone call to their office.

you could even work for or contribute to their opponents campaigns.
 

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Ted will continue his service in the pen. He will have the same status as "father gagen" and will be used for shank stabbing practice. I for one will cheer when his slimy blood is washed down the shower drain and he is placed in the ground, I do hope the embalmer puts a stake through his heart so he cannot come back to life.
PBR
 

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Or you could admit that the bulk of the pain the pilot profession is going through currently has nothing to do with Age65.
 

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Or you could admit that the bulk of the pain the pilot profession is going through currently has nothing to do with Age65.


Good point , but it would take all the fun out of the grade school whining that most pilots do.
 

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Or you could admit that the bulk of the pain the pilot profession is going through currently has nothing to do with Age65.

Let me guess, you are a happy 61 year old airline pilot? It's great that you have DC-3 time and you can remember the good-ole days. Quit being a roadblock for others and get back to the golf course old man!

Now, back to the original topic...
 

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Wow, some of you people are vicious. Because you disagree with him on age 65, you want him to be raped in prison. That's pretty harsh. :nuts:
 

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Or you could admit that the bulk of the pain the pilot profession is going through currently has nothing to do with Age65.

No- it has to do w/ disunity- which is where age 65 came from;
You guys looked out for #1- agreed to b-scales for your own good- outsourcing of jobs while guys were being placed on furlough in order to save your jobs.... Now there are a ton of pilots at sub-standard wages willing to accept the 'step-up' wages from competitors known as WN ,JBlu and today VA- all putting downward pressure on your own wages. Now bk's come and the contracts you set your life up on get decimated b/c of the short sighted decisions you've been making for 15-20 years. (I'll include voting republican in that stack) Now it's POOR ME- i HAVE TO KEEP WORKING!!!
IT"S NOT MY FAULT. I've provided the example that I must look out for myself first and the industry second.
But it's NOT MY FAULT!!! Maybe if i yell it loudly you won't keep pointing at my lack of integrity. EVERYBODY WAS DOING IT!!!

It's unionism 101- Unions don't work unless the older generation takes care of and sets up the next. Looking out for the junior sends so many messages to management. Looking out for the senior tells them you have a price at which you will sell out.
 

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Let me guess, you are a happy 61 year old airline pilot? It's great that you have DC-3 time and you can remember the good-ole days. Quit being a roadblock for others and get back to the golf course old man!

Now, back to the original topic...

Nope. Early 40's, facing a 40% paycut and downgrade to FO and I was supporting a change to age 60 for over 10 years while still a junior F/O.

The fact that the day after the age change was passed and smoldering wreckage of doomed flights piloted by someone over 60 wasn't strewn from coast to coast proves that the rule was ridiculous. 65 works for now, but if the aggregate health of people improves in the future, it will be time to reevaluate it again. Since it took 49 years to move the retirement age 5 years, I would guess I'll be long gone before it makes another significant jump.
 

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BTW- In an effort to mitigate this decision and bring some semblance of unity back to the generations=
The new payscales i propose:
year 12-189/hour
age 60- 180/hour
age 61- 170/hour
age 62- 160/hour
age 63- 150/hour
age 64- 140/hour
age 65- retire!

cost neutral to company as all proceeds spread evenly among FO's after a 1st year pay increase to $65/hour.

It's a win-win- you get to keep working, we get an increase in pay to compensate for the stagnation at all levels.
 
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I wonder if they will rename the ANC airport if he's convicted.


It will be renamed the "Federal Pound Me In The A$$ International Airport".
 
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